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This is an outline of information you can give to a potential client to help
them with the process of commissioning.  It is based on an article on the
craftscotland website.

If you have always imagined owning something unique and original, or like
to be distinctive and stylish and can’t find what you are looking for on the
high street, then commissioning could be the way forward.

If you are nervous about taking the next step and uncertain what is involved, here is an introduction to the key stages:

Step 1 — What do you want?
Step 2
 — Research
Step 3
 — Write a brief & discuss your ideas
Step 4
 — Discuss the budget and get a written quotation
Step 5
 — Agree on the time frame
Step 6
 — Communicate regularly

Remember, because the process is about communication, there is the potential for misunderstandings and differing expectations by the commissioner and maker. Make sure you have thought the process through before proceeding and ensure all aspects are clarified in writing before you begin - including the quotation, payment schedule, time frame, etc.

And finally… Enjoy it!

The opportunity to commission a piece is an exciting experience and can be rewarding to both you and the maker. As long as you are prepared, and keep communicating with each other, you will become the owner of a unique and special piece of work which will bring hours of pleasure and will be the envy of your friends.

The full article can be downloaded from Craftscotland at:


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